State: Wisconsin

Important Dates ENERGY STAR Tax Credit
January 31, 2020

As you may be aware, late last year Congress extended the $1,000 tax credit for each ENERGY STAR home completed through 2020 and made the credit retroactive to include homes completed in 2018 and 2019. During this period, we launched Version 2 of the ENERGY STAR requirements. SBRA is currently developing program rules that will apply to Version 2 homes. We will post information as it becomes available.  (more…)

Wisconsin DSPS eSLA: New Programs Launching in 2020
December 30, 2019

The Department of Safety and Professional Services in Wisconsin are launching new programs in 2020! Check out what they are providing below. (more…)

Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services
August 15, 2018

Highlights from the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services regarding the bi-monthly newsletter include modified legislature Wisconsin Statute 101.149 as it relates to requirements for carbon monoxide detectors in sleeping places.  Fire Suppression/Fire Alarm Updates, many of you know the updated Commercial Building code package became effective May 1, 2018. The Department has updated the guidelines for fire suppression and fire alarm which reflect (more…)

Wisconsin update on the status of the SPS 316 Electrical Code Package
July 11, 2018

The following announcement was received from Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services regarding an update on the status of the SPS 316 Electrical Code Package (CR 16-093). The proposed code package has been adopted and (more…)

Habitable Attic Egress Requirements
July 3, 2018

Please be aware of the definition and egress requirements of a habitable attic as it relates to dwellings built from the 2012 IRC. The 2009 and 2015 IRC verbiage is similar and still applicable. Attics that meet the size and ceiling height criteria of the “Habitable Attic” definition in Chapter 2 are considered habitable. This is applicable to finished and unfinished spaces. Habitable attics require a vertical access and emergency escape and rescue opening. Vertical access can be a fixed internal stair, ramp, or exterior stair. (more…)

Wisconsin Industry Services – updated electrical code
May 24, 2018

Highlights from the newsletter include implementation dates for the updated electrical codes. On August 1, 2018 the 2017 NEC will be adopted for commercial structures and on January 1, 2020 the 2017 NEC will be adopted for one- and two-family (more…)

Wisconsin Update on SPS 316 Electrical Code Package
April 12, 2018

The Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) – Division of Industry Services wishes to update you on the status of the SPS 316 Electrical Code Package (CR 16-093). The proposed code package has been adopted and is awaiting publication at the end of June 2018 (more…)

Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services Rule Revision
March 22, 2018

As received from Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services regarding a rule revision effective May 1,2018. (more…)